The first quarter of 2010 has been one of the slowest in over twenty years of working with the Nude (2 sessions in three months!); a combination of my dislike of working indoors, few models, and preparing for an exhibition (Frozen Light) has kept me away from a camera for the most part, but when Mia got in touch about working together, I was more than keen - especially when she related she was seven months pregnant. Working with the lovely light in my living room provided us with a number of very pleasing photographs, all of which centered on the beauty of her pregnancy
Digital infrared original, 2 frame stitch
One of the final images of the session, the above composition is one of my few attempts at including the window in the frame - in this case, I think it works well, with the luminous shadow of the window-divider mirroring the verticality of Mia's pose, while providing a contrast to the swell of her pregnancy.